Clues to Purpose

Purpose. It’s what lights up your face, it’s what makes it a joy to get up in the morning and be alive. It’s what fills you with energy. It’s what you want to share with others, what you enthusiastically enjoy talking about. Do what you love-happiness is work that uses your talents for a purpose.

Some people just know. It’s like they were born knowing their talents and purpose. For others, it’s more difficult to identify, clarify and understand. We must fumble and stumble and feel our way as we attempt to puzzle it out. There’s no easy answer, but there are some things we can do that will provide clues.

Brian Tracy on Talents:

  • You love to do it.
  • You do it well.
  • It is responsible for most of your success and happiness.
  • It was easy to learn and easy to do.
  • It holds your attention.
  • You love to learn about it.
  • When you do it, time stands still.
  • You admire and respect other people who are good at it.

Purpose is about knowing how you will use your talents to add value to life. Get very clear about this by developing your Unique Selling Proposition.

Clue Resources:

Strengths-Tools at | Tools at the Daily PlanIt Sticky Wiki and at

My notes on the book “Is Your Genius at Work?” by Dick Richards, with a tool for finding genius.

Wheel of Life (pdf) | Dynamic Time Management card sort

More Links to resources on Passion Purpose

Keep looking for those clues…

7 comments on “Clues to Purpose

  1. Stumble and fumble are sure the accurate words for many people in their thirties who have not quite reached their goals and dreams. I just recently completed John Assarf book Having It All and have decided it is not too late to start achieving my goals and dreams. I really thought I was too late, but I soon realized it is never too late. John made me realize that and gave me the motivation and knowledge to begin achieving my dreams and knowledge to help my children know how to make the dreams and goals come true also. I feel like I am fifteen again and can do anything. For more inspiration, go to

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